At the end of a 1.7 km long private road, you will discover this luminous chartreuse, with its warm ochre tones.
The park is embellished with a large natural pool, a real “organic” swimming pool fed by the pure waters of upstream springs. The flowered vegetable garden is below the terraces, then extends the meadow where the film Jappeloup was shot (with Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Marina Hans and Jacques Higelin).
Returning to the castle gate, on the left of the sandy courtyard, the outbuildings are spread around a magnificent covered hall and the stable stalls that once housed the horses and carriages of the estate.
Everywhere you look, you are at home, in a nature reserve with thousands of birds, butterflies, wild animals, millions of square meters of preserved nature just for you, with, among other wonderful surprises for children, a little train with its locomotive and its carriage!
Inside, the Chateau de Garraube deserves its name of “Chartreuse Périgourdine ” because everything is natural and simple harmony. Since its construction around 1650 by Jean Valleton de Boissière, the castle has been the subject of enlargements and progressive embellishments, but always inspired by a trademark where good taste meets a certain sobriety far from the splendor of the baroque. This simplicity of good taste inspires the decoration of each of the living rooms and of all the bedrooms with their large windows open to the light, the birds and nature. The entrance, a large paved hall, leads to a library with warm woodwork, then to an elegant dining room with 18th century paintings and a large almond green living room decorated with antique family furniture and opening onto a terrace.
Here you wake up to the birdsong, you open your windows to the flowery garden. The castle’s bathrooms are fed by springs (there are no less than 18 springs and a lake on the property). You have your breakfast in the kitchen overlooking the alley of dahlias that overlooks the colorful flower garden. You will enjoy the discreet luxury and classicism of this bright and sunny charterhouse, and the calm of a chateau isolated in its grounds. The chateau has 10 rooms available for rent, including a master bedroom on the first floor and its bathroom. You can comfortably accommodate 15 people in the main building. In the outbuildings overlooking the courtyard, you can accommodate 4 additional people.
What also characterizes Garraube are its outbuildings. They evoke well what could be, in the XVIIIth and XIXth, a large landed property living self sufficiently, with its farms and tenant farms, its mill, its fishpond, its lime kiln, its wine press, its covered market, the nearby forest which produced wood for carpentry and frame, charcoal, sandstone paving stones… In the outbuildings overlooking the courtyard, you have at your disposal 3 bedrooms (one double and two singles) and a bathroom. They can accommodate 4 people.
A reception can be organized under the magnificent covered hall. Renting Chateau de Garraube is offering moments of happiness to those you love!
The property is always rented in its entirety to one group. You have the whole castle, its guest house (19 persons) and the park with its swimming pool fed with spring water. The pool is not secured, even if it is far from the house, Garraube is not suitable for children who cannot swim.
The rental price includes water, electricity, garden maintenance. Sheets and towels are provided. Beds are made up on arrival. Service plus offered: The cleaning at the end of the stay is included in the price, as in all the castles of our group Votre Château de Famille. In Garraube, the price includes 3 hours of housekeeping every day except weekends.
In case of reception, estimate on request.
Deposit required: 3000 euros.
|May, June, September, October||WE 3 days 2 nights||3200 €|
|Week 7 days 7 nights||5200 €|
|Week 7 days 7 nights||7000 €|
The name Garraube is attested to as early as 1460; it is linked to a family of English origin, the Waltons, who arrived during the Hundred Years’ War and became, under the name of Valleton, one of the great families of Bergerac.
The present house dates from the years 1670-1680; it is probably Jean III Valleton, known as Valleton de Garraube, who had it built on the site of an older fortified building. In 1680, he paid tribute to the king for his seigneury of Garraube; he had “high justice” in the parishes of Cause, Liorac and Saint-Cybard. The Valletons were Protestants and some of them emigrated to Holland in the 18th century. Garraube remained a Protestant house until the end of the 19th century.
The golden age of Garraube was at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, with the two generals Valleton de Garraube, Joseph, who went to Versailles under Louis XVI and was captain of the Hundred Swiss, and his son Jean Alexandre who was deputy of the Dordogne from 1831 to 1848. They are buried in Garraube.
In 1923, the Valletons sold the property to Jacques Laurent, grandfather of the current owners. Garraube, built on the plan of a “chartreuse”, but with more imposing proportions, was largely reworked in the 18th and 19th centuries, and restored after a fire in 1940. From this history, it remains an undeniable originality and a unity that the transformations did not alter. It is for these reasons that Garraube was classified in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments of France in 1990.
The Périgord is a major international tourist destination in France, known for its bastides, vineyards and outdoor sports activities. In the area close to Garraube, on foot or less than half an hour by car, you can experience:
–Golf: At the exit of the property (you can walk), on a park of more than 20 ha, the 9-hole golf course of the castle-hotel les Merles, open 7 days a week.
–Horseback riding: 9 km away, the famous Bergerac horse riding club (and pony club for the little ones), located next to the Tiregand castle. Alternatively, 10 kms away, crossing the Dordogne river, the Metairie du Roc, located in the heart of a beautiful farm, which also organizes training courses, rides and horseback riding: for adults and for children from the age of 2 years old in baby pony.
–Canoeing : you can practice on the nearby Dordogne or on the nearby Vézère. One of the circuits takes you from Montinac-Lascaux to Les Eyzies, more than 30 kms of descent with magnificent landscapes on the river, the surrounding villages and castles.
Some sites not to be missed: Fish elevator at the Tuilières dam. Stairs of locks on the canal of Tuilières. Donjon of Cause-de-Clérans. Village of Liorac-sur-Louyre, Paper mill of Rouzigue in Couze and Paper Museum. Castle of Monbazillac, Castle of Bridoire: historical games for children. Medieval village of Issigeac. Castle of Castelnaud: museum of war in the Middle Ages. Hanging gardens of Marqueyssac. Beaumont du Périgord. Bastide of Monpazier: the most beautiful Bastide of the Périgord. Village of Bournat: reconstitution of a 1900’s village, great for children. Prehistoric caves of Roc de Cazelle, great for children. Cloister of Cadouin. Castle of Marzac with its escape game. Proumeyssac abyss. Bamboo gardens of Planbuisson. Castle of Beynac. La Roque Gageac, Château des Milandes (Joséphine Baker). Les Eyzie-de-Tayac: prehistoric site and museum. Caves of Fond de Gaume. Caves of Combarel. Caves of Lascaux. City of Sarlat.
From Bordeaux (129 km)
Take the A89 freeway (Bordeaux – Lyon), exit towards Bergerac. In Bergerac, take the D660, direction Lalinde-Sarlat, cross Creysse, Mouleydier and Tuilières. At the exit of Tuilières, turn left, direction Cause de Clérans – Pressignac by the D36. After 1 km, you will find a sign on the left ” Garraube-private way “. Take this lane, which is long (1,7 km).
From Paris (590 km)
Take the highways A10, A71, A20 (Paris-Orléans-Limoges-Brive). At Brive, take the A89 freeway (Lyon-Bordeaux), towards Bordeaux. Exit at Périgueux (exit 15) then take the N21 towards Bergerac. From Bergerac, see above.
But you can also display on your GPS “Liorac sur Louyre- Garraube”. One has a good chance to arrive at destination, at the price, perhaps of some additional kilometers!
Total sleeping capacity of the castle: 19 persons, 10 rooms in the castle including one on the first floor, and 3 rooms in the guest house.
Garden level: beautiful kitchen overlooking the terraced gardens, very pleasant living room.
First floor of the castle :
Ground floor of the castle: 9 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
In the common areas :
270 ha estate, vegetable garden, lake, forest, small train for children.
Swimming pool with small bath and big bath fed with spring water
Beautiful covered hall in the outbuildings
Nous avons passé un séjour magique dans un endroit somptueux, plein de charme et d’un raffinement exceptionnel, au milieu d’une nature riche et préservée. Comble du luxe: nager dans un bassin d’eau de source aux dimensions olympiques entouré d’un parc de toute beauté ! Un sublime écrin pour une semaine inoubliable.